The NAPNES Certification in Pharmacology (NCP) has been successful for more than 30 years. The NCP has allowed LPNs/LVNs to measure their knowledge through successful exam completion and NAPNES offers a national, post-licensure credential that many employers require. Since the mid-sixties, the NAPNES Certification in Pharmacology has been a mark of excellence and a certification above the minimum standards for licensure of LPNs/LVNs. Add the NCP designation to your portfolio! Build and expand your employability.The administration of medications is dependent on your state regulations. Know your states practice regulations for the Practical or Vocational nursing profession.
This certification program introduces LPNs/LVNs to the principles of pharmacology and medication administration. Drug classifications, medication assessment, procedures for administration, and dosage calculations of medications and intravenous fluid rates are covered. Safety precautions, guidelines, and documentation are discussed. Drug classifications and their effect on the various body systems are presented in this certification program. Specific drugs in each classification are emphasized according to expected effects, side effects, allergic and adverse effects. Routes of drug administration and variables that influence drug action are covered throughout the certification program. Medication calculations will be required to demonstrate knowledge of safe dosing parameters. Safety precautions which will assist with decreasing the incidence of errors in medication administration are stressed.
Certification in pharmacology shows employers, colleagues, patients, and the public that you are committed to excellence in caring for people covering the principles of pharmacology and medication administration; drug classifications, medication assessment, procedures for administration, and dosage calculations of medications and intravenous fluid rates.. This learned and earned excellence includes increased professional credibility, recognition of your expertise, greater impact as a job candidate, and a heightened sense of personal achievement.
Medical math is an integral component of this certification program.
Textbooks are required for each course and are not included. Don’t forget to visit the online bookstore to purchase your textbook.
NAPNES Approved for 45 CE Hours – For Licensed Professionals (35 hours for unlicensed).
There are 3 steps before beginning your course.
STEP 1: NAPNES Certification Registration
STEP 2: NAPNES Certification Payment
3 Year Registration $100 ($50 for Military/Veterans)
STEP 3: Course Registrationand Payment ($295)